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Old 04-16-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Which graphics card should I get?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131262

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102410

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129033

I'm thinking about the last one but I'm not really really sure because a lot of people are having problems with it and I don't really want to mess this up. So maybe the first two would be better. I'm not really sure so that's why I'm posting.

Anyways, things to keep in mind:
I have a 300 watt power supply and it DOES NOT HAVE an extra power cord for a card that needs it's own juice straight from the power supply.

Thanks.
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Which graphics card should I get?

VisionTek>Sapphire>PowerColor
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:33 PM   #3
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Default Re: Which graphics card should I get?

So you would recommend the Visiontek over the other two?

I need a card that runs nice and cool because my current one is overheating and because of that I can't play WoW for more than 10 minutes.
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: Which graphics card should I get?

i dont mean to hijack, but how good is leadtek?
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: Which graphics card should I get?

Yes.

I'm also worried because a lot of people on Newegg are saying that the card is not clocked correctly.

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Cons: It doesnt seem to be running at the clock rates it says on the page... The Coreclock is running at 400mhz avg and the memory is only at 300mhz... to my understanding it was suppose to be coreclock 500... More
mhz and memory 600mhz...
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: Which graphics card should I get?

Hmm, I checked my bus type on my graphics card and it says it's 4x.

Does this mean I don't have a 4x/8x slot?
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:13 AM   #7
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No it 4X is a speed so if it says 4x/8x is compatible with yours
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:15 AM   #8
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get the 9600XT, it is much better than the 9600Pros, unless you want to flash one of the 9600Pros to an XT.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:20 AM   #9
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Default Re: Which graphics card should I get?

I need a card that runs cool because my FX 5200 128 mb is overheating at stock speeds and my case only has 2 fans: PSU and CPU fan.

Does that XT run cool and does my PSU meet the wattage of the card?

Finally, people are saying they aren't getting advertised speeds. Does that mean I can clock the card up to the advertised speeds?

Thanks.

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